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Whinstone Lee Tor and Derwent Lane Walk

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Peak District National Park

Whinstone Lee Tor and Derwent Lane Walk is a 3.9 mile loop trail located near Hope, Derbyshire, England that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching.

Length 3.9 mi Elevation gain 872 ft Route type Loop

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Lake

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Getting There

A climb from Ashopton through woodland and open moorland to Whinstone Lee Tor which sits at the southern end of Derwent Edge and provides a great vantage point for views up the Derwent Valley reservoirs, across Ladybower to Crook Hill and Win Hill. This walk is a great way to get up above the reservoirs but without the distance of other walks along Derwent Edge and can be done in about 3 hours (plus stops to admire the view and refreshments). On a fine day the views are tremendous but there can often be cloud over the summit so be prepared to miss the views and just enjoy a fine walk instead! On that topic, do be aware that when you get to the top of the Tor you will not get the shelter of the hillside above Ashopton so the weather can quickly change. Be prepared.

This walk starts from the layby on the A57 (Snake Road) at Ashopton, just by Ladybower Reservoir. Approximate post code S33 0AX. The vast majority of the village of Ashopton was lost when Ladybower Reservoir was completed and filled from 1943, the few remaining buildings by the side of the reservoir and up the track that we use for this walk being all that's left of what was a bigger village.

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Adam Thompson
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Gemma Willetts
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Hiking

Nice steady walk, medium incline. Lunch at the top, lovely views. Wear layers as quite cold up the top.

Gill Rimmer
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Hiking

Great walk. Felt like we'd climbed high. Beautiful views. Weather was perfect with late summer sunshine.

peter stearn
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First to Review

We were very lucky to go on this walk on a lovely October day. Views are stunning but beware if you are not used to some steepish rocky inclines near the top. Wear layers as it can be hot in the woods but much fresher at the top with strong winds.

andy Stevenson
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carl w.
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Bobby Balmer
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Kris Howitt
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